Zephyrhills' Roberts makes things official with Kent State



MORE from our HomeTeam writers.

More Video

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Vote for the top male and female athletes from the bay area
Chelsea Chavers, volleyball, Bloomingdale
Lauren Conway, swimming, Wiregrass Ranch
Madison Jenkins, volleyball, Berkeley Prep
Savannah Sawyers, swimming, Osceola
Samantha Schlesman, volleyball, Seminole
Sarah Sprague, volleyball, Sunlake
Trevor Foley, cross country, Nature Coast
Jake Hudson, football, East Lake
Patrick McNamara, cross country, Admiral Farragut
Dwayne Lawson, football, Hillsborough
Kevin Smith, swimming, Mitchell
Cade Weldon, football, Jefferson



Wed. February 1, 2012 | Steve Lee

All-purpose back Jamal Roberts signed with Kent State on Wednesday, accepting a full ride worth $150,000 to the Division I school in Ohio.

Roberts, who has lined up at quarterback and wide receiver, as well as played in the secondary on defense since his days at Weightman Middle School. That did not change in one season on the Zephyrhills junior varsity or in three varsity seasons. As a senior, he combined for 1,572 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Roberts, who said he will be a receiver at Kent State, has a 3.3 grade-point average and plans to major in education.

He played in the FACA all-star game and was named FACA District Player of the Year. He also made the Sunshine Athletic Conference first team on offense.

As a junior, Roberts led the Bulldogs with 605 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

Recruiting updates more


    Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours